Feb 15 & 16: Annual Childrens Concert & ASO Pops Concert

Feb 15 & 16: Annual Childrens Concert & ASO Pops Concert

Typewriter

Join us for a pair of our favorite concerts! Sharing much of the same music, the Pops and Children’s concerts are easily accessible concerts for anyone to enjoy, no matter your experience with classical music. Both of these concerts feature the wonderful vocal talents of Heidi McAuley, Soprano and George Arvidson, Baritone

 

ASO POPS CONCERT
SATURDAY, 02/15/14
 (7:30P.M.) (Highpoint Church)
Norman Gamboa, Conductor

Symphony No. 101 in D major, Andante, Franz Joseph Haydn
The Typewriter, Leroy Anderson
Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93: Allegretto scherzando, Ludwig van Beethoven
The Telephone (or L’amour à trois), Gian Carlo Menotti

Adult $15, Senior (60+) $12. Children – Order your tickets securely online here and skip the line before the concert!

Sponsored by the Aurora Rotary Foundation


CHILDREN’S CONCERT
SUNDAY, 02/16/14 (3:00P.M.) 

Wondrous Machines FREE Children’s Concert (Highpoint Church)
Norman Gamboa, Conductor
Symphony No. 101 in D major, Andante, Franz Joseph Haydn
The Typewriter, Leroy Anderson
Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93: Allegretto scherzando, Ludwig van Beethoven
The Telephone, Gian Carlo Menotti

No tickets are required for the Children’s Concert performance. General seating. Children of all ages are welcome!

Bring the kids onstage after the performance and have them try their hand at some of the orchestral instruments. This is a great way to introduce children to instrumental music, and a great way to enjoy it yourself! The musicians of the ASO stay onstage and are happy to answer questions about playing their instrument and getting a young musician started. Music Go Round will also be at the concert and have plenty of instruments to show and answer any questions about renting an instrument.

An artist about excellent and sincere music performance, Heidi McAuley is currently pursuing a Masters of Music in Voice Performance at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. A native of Chicago, Heidi grew up performing and touring internationally with the Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus, now known as Anima. She later performed roles such as Grace in Annie, Percy in The Spitfire Grill, Alice in The Secret Garden, Esmerelda in The Magic Flute, and Sharon Graham in Master Class. Partial roles have included Cunegonde from Candide, Rose from Street Scenes, and Juliet from Romeo and Juliet. Heidi’s non-musical roles include Chick from Crimes of the Heart and Abigail Williams from The Crucible. Currently, besides being a full time graduate student, Heidi is an Opera on Tap member and stage manager for the University of Denver’s upcoming performance of Don Giovanni. After graduation in 2015, Heidi plans to pursue performance as well as entrepreneurship within the opera world.

 

George Arvidson is a vocalist, actor, dancer and choreographer currently finishing his senior year at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music. At home on both the operatic and musical theatre stage, George has performed such roles as Curly (Oklahoma!), Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro), Samuel (The Pirates of Penzance), and Perchik (Fiddler on the Roof). He has also appeared as soloist in Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (BWV 140) and Handel’s Messiah. In addition to performing, George annually contributes his directorial abilities to Lamont’s Musical Theatre Cabaret and Opera Theatre.